CIVIL DIPLOMA 3RD SEMESTER SURVEYINGII MODEL QUESTION
Test/Date and Time 
Semester/year 
Course/Course
Code 
Max Marks 

Ex: I test/ 6 th week of sem 1011 Am 
III SEM 
SURVEYINGII 
20 

Year:
201516 
Course code:
15CE33T 

Name of Course coordinator : Course
Outcomes : 1 & 2 Note: Answer all questions 

Questions 
M 
CL 
CO 
PO 

1 
List the fundamental lines
of a theodelite and Write the relationship between them. 
4 
R 
1 
1,2,4 

2 
Explain
the procedure to find the RL of an elevated object whose base is inaccessible
when the instrument axis are at the same level. 
5 
U 
2 
1,2,3,4,5 

3 
Define the following terms. a) Transiting b) Swinging. c) Changing face. 
3 
R 
1 
1,2,3 

4 
a) Calculate latitudes,
departures and closing error for the following traverse and adjust the
traverse using Bowditch rule.
OR b) An instrument was set up
at P and the angle of elevation to a vane 4m above the foot of the staff held
at Q was 9^{0}30’. The
horizontal distance between P & Q is 2000m. Determine the RL of the Staff
station Q given that RL of the instrument axis is 2650.38m by single plane method 
8 
A 
1,2 
1,2,3,4,5 
Line 
Length 
WCB 
AB 
89.31 
45^{0}10’ 
BC 
219.76 
72^{0}05’ 
CD 
151.18 
161^{0}52’ 
DE 
159.1 
228^{0}43’ 
EA 
232.26 
300^{0}42’ 
®REFERENCE TEXT BOOKS
1. Surveying and Levelling Vol I & II by B C Punmia
2. Surveying and Levelling by T P Kanetkar & S V Kulkarni
3. Surveying and Levelling by S S Bhavikatti
4. Surveying by Duggal
5. Surveying by R Agor
6. Fundamentals of Surveying by S K Roy
7. Sathesh Gopi, R.Sathikumar & N.Madhu, Advanced Surveying, (Total Station, GIS, Remote Sensing), Pearson Education, Chennai, 2007
8. Surveying and Levelling by N N Basak.
ELearning
http://nptel.ac.in/video.php?subjectId=105104101
http://media.sakshat.ac.in/NPTELIITVideos/
http://nptel.iitk.ac.in/courses/Civil_Eng/IIT%20Roorkee/Surveying.htm
http://nptel.iitk.ac.in/
http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY301/Total%20Station%20Setup%20and%20Op
eration.pdf
http://www.pentaxsurveying.com/en/pdfs/R400MANUALPTLEN.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtEkZPEeeZk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgq5xqSTUw
MODEL QUESTION
PAPER
1. List the Fundamental lines and their relation of a theodolite.
2. Differentiate between Bowditch rule and Transit rule.
3. Explain the procedure to find the RL of an elevated object whose base is inaccessible when the instrument axes are at the same level.
4. List the advantages and disadvantages of Tacheometric Surveying.
5. Explain briefly different types of Curves with a neat sketch.
6. What is Transition Curve and what are its objects.
7. Explain the principles of Electronic Theodolite & EDM.
8. List the advantages of Total station.
9. What is a Total station? Explain the working principle of Total Station.
PART B
Answer any SEVEN questions each carries 10 marks
Line 
Length 
WCB 
AB 
89.31 
45^{0}10’ 
BC 
219.76 
72^{0}05’ 
CD 
151.18 
161^{0}52’ 
DE 
159.1 
228^{0}43’ 
EA 
232.26 
300^{0}42’ 
2. The following data were recorded in running a traverse, the length of AB and CD have been omitted:
Line 
Length in mts 
Bearing 
AB 
? 
33^{0}45’ 
BC 
300 
86^{0}23’’ 
CD 
? 
169^{0}23’ 
DE 
450 
243^{0}54’ 
EA 
268 
317^{0}30’ 
Determine the omitted quantities.
3. Define the following terms.
a. Vertical axis
b. Trunnion axis
c. Line of Collimation
d. Plate level axis and
e. Altitude level axis
4. An instrument was set up at P and the angle of elevation to a vane 4m above the foot of the staff held at Q was 9030’. The horizontal distance between P & Q is 2000m. Determine the RL of the Staff station Q given that RL of the instrument axis is 2650.38m by single plane method.
5. The following Tacheometric observations were made with an annallatic telescope having a multiplying constant 100 on a vertically held staff.
Instrument station 
HI 
Staff station 
Vertical angle 
Stadia readings 

A 
1.48 
BM 
1^{0}54’ 
1.02 
1.72 
2.42 
A 
1.48 
P 
+2^{0}36’ 
1.22 
1.825 
2.43 
Q 
1.5 
P 
+3^{0}6’ 
0.785 
1.61 
2.435 
If the RL of BM is 100.0m, find the RL’s of stations A, P & Q.
6. Explain the procedure of setting out a simple circular curve by using Total station.
7. Two tangents intersect at a chainage of 1190m, the deflection angle being 360. Calculate the necessary data for setting out a curve with the radius of 300m by Rankines/Deflection angle method. The peg interval is 30m
8. Two straights BA & AC are intersected by a line EF. The angles BEF and EFC are 1400 & 1450 respectively. The radius of the first arc is 600m and that of the second arc is 400m. Find the chainage of the tangent points and point of Compound curvature. The chainage of intersection point A is 3415m.
9. What is meant by Remote sensing and What are its basic Principles.
10. Explain the process of transferring the Data collected from Total station to Computer and plot drawing using Auto CAD.
Cognitive
level –Remember 11. List the different purposes for which the theodolite can be used. 12. List the different parts of a Transit theodolite and mention their functions. 13. Draw a neat sketch of the Theodolite and mention the parts. 14. Write the relation between Fundamental lines of a Theodolite. 15. Explain the Temporary adjustments of a Transit Theodolite. 16. What is meant by Theodolite Traversing and list their purposes. 17. Differentiate between Bowditch rule and Transit rule. 18. Differentiate between Consecutive coordinates and Independent coordinates. 19. What is meant by Balancing the Traverse and Closing error. 

Cognitive
level –Remember 11. List the different purposes for which the theodolite can be used. 12. List the different parts of a Transit theodolite and mention their functions. 13. Draw a neat sketch of the Theodolite and mention the parts. 14. Write the relation between Fundamental lines of a Theodolite. 15. Explain the Temporary adjustments of a Transit Theodolite. 16. What is meant by Theodolite Traversing and list their purposes. 17. Differentiate between Bowditch rule and Transit rule. 18. Differentiate between Consecutive coordinates and Independent coordinates. 19. What is meant by Balancing the Traverse and Closing error. 
Cognitive level –Understand 20. Define the following terms. d) Transiting e) Swinging. f) Face left observation. g) Face right observation. h) Changing face. i) Telescope normal. j) Telescope inverted. 21. Define the following terms. f. Vertical axis g. Trunnion (Horizontal) axis h. Line of Collimation i. Plate level axis and j. Altitude level axis 22. Differentiate between a. Face left and Face right observation b. Plunging and swinging the Telescope c. Tribach and Trivet stage 23. Explain the method of ‘Repetition and Reiteration’ for measuring the horizontal angle. 24. Explain the principle of a Closed Traverse. 25. Write the procedure for the measurement of Deflection angles. 26. Briefly explain the Theodolite traversing by Included angle method. 27. Briefly explain Theodolite traversing by Deflection angle method. 
Unit
2 Trigonometric Levelling 
Cognitive level –Remember 1. Explain the basic principles of Trignometrical Levelling. 2. Differentiate between Trignometrical levelling and Ordinary levelling. 3. What is trigonometrical levelling? Where it is employed? 
Cognitive
level –Understand 3. What are the practical applications of Trignometrical levelling. 4. Explain the procedure to find the RL of an elevated object whose base is inaccessible when the instrument axes are at the same level. 5. Explain the procedure to find the RL of an elevated object whose base is accessible by single plane method. 6. Explain briefly the method of determining the height of an object by double plane method. 
Cognitive level –Application 7. An instrument was set up at P and the angle of elevation to a vane 4m above the foot of the staff held at Q was 9030’. The horizontal distance between P & Q is 2000m. Determine the RL of the Staff station Q given that RL of the instrument axis is 2650.38m by single plane method. 8. Find the RL of the church Spire C from the following observations taken from two stations A and B, 50m apart, Angle BAC= 600 Angle ABC= 500 Angle of elevation from A to top of Spire= 300 Angle of elevation from B to top of spire= 290 Staff reading from A on BM= 2.5m Staff reading from B on BM= 0.5m RL of BM= 20m. 9. A transit theodolite was set up at a distance of 200m from a chimney and angle of elevation to its top was 10048”. The staff reading on a BM of RL 70.250m with the telescope horizontal was 0.977. Find the RL of top of Chimney. 
Unit
3 Tacheometry 
Cognitive level –Remember 1. Explain the Principle of Tacheometry. 2. What are the purpose of Tacheometry. 3. What is Anallatic lense. 4. What is a Stadia Rod. 
Cognitive level –Understand 5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Tacheometry. 6. Determine the Tacheometric constants by Fixed hair method 
Cognitive level –Application 7. The following readings were taken with a Tacheometer. If the tacheometric constants K & C as 100 & 0.3m respectively , find the horizontal distance between the staff and instrument and also determine the RL of staff station. Take RL of the instrument station =99.5m & height of the inst above ground =1.220m. 
Cognitive
level –Remember

Cognitive level –Understand 9. Describe the method of setting out Simple circular curve by deflection angle method (Rankine’s method) by using Theodolite. 10. Describe the method of setting out Simple circular curve by deflection angle method (Rankine’s method) by using Total Station. 11. Under what circumstances Reverse Curves are provided. 12. What are the points to be considered while setting out a Reverse curve. 
Cognitive
level –Application 13. Two straights intersect at chainage 2056.44m and the angle of intersection is 1200. If the radius of simple curve is to be introduced is 600m. Find the following, a. Tangent distances b. Chainage of the point of Commencement. c. Chainage of point of Tangency. d. Length of the Long Chord. 14. Two tangents intersect at a chainage of 1190m, the deflection angle being 360. Calculate the necessary data for setting out a curve with the radius of 300m by Rankines/Deflection angle method. The peg interval is 30m 15. Two straights meet at an apex angle 1260 48’and are to be joined by a circular curve of 300m radius. Calculate the data necessary to setout the curve using a 30m chord by Rankines method. 16. Two straights BA & AC are intersected by a line EF. The angles BEF and EFC are 1400 & 1450 respectively. The radius of the first arc is 600m and that of the second arc is 400m. Find the chainage of the tangent points and point of Compound curvature. The chainage of intersection point A is 3415m. 
Unit
5 Modern Surveying 
Cognitive level –Remember 1. What is meant by Remote sensing and what are its basic Principles. 2. Explain briefly the Fundamental principles of GPS 3. What are GPS Receivers and List the advantages and disadvantages. 4. What is meant by GIS and list their objectives and applications. 
Cognitive level –Understand 5. List the applications of Remote sensing. 6. Explain the working principle of GPS. 7. Explain the working principle of GPS navigator. 8. Compare GIS with Auto CAD. 
Cognitive
level –Remember 1. Explain the principles of Electronic Theodolite. 2. Explain the principles of EDM. 3. Write a short note on Electronic Theodolite and EDM. 4. What is a Total station? Explain the working principle of Total Station. 5. What is the function of prism reflectors in total station? 6. List the advantages of Total station. 7. Write a note on Prism. 
Cognitive level –Understand 8. List the various application of total station 9. Mention any two total station characteristics. 10. List the component parts and functions of a Total Station. 11. What are the points should be kept in mind while using Total station during the operation of, a. Levelling b. Measuring distances c. Measuring angles. d. Contouring. 12. Mention any one Linking software used, to transfer data files in Total station. 13. Briefly write the field procedure for coordinate measurement, using Total station. What is electronic note book? 
Cognitive
level –Application 14. Explain the procedure of setting out Building corners by Total station. 15. Explain the procedure to mark control points and offset lines by total station. 